It is not summer yet, but the first long days have arrived, and the Sun is shining; the time for the first Piña colada of the year has come. Our simple Pineapple Coconut Smoothie requires just 3 ingredients: frozen ripe pineapple, coconut milk, and your preferred sweetener.
This is how it works. We will also show you how to make it a full-fledged boozy cocktail.
So, what are the ingredients of a Traditional Piña Colada?
Piña Colada is typically made from heavy coconut cream, pineapple juice, Puerto Rican white rum, and ice.
For this Pineapple Coconut Smoothie, also known as Virgin Piña Colada or Virgin Colada, we use:
- pineapple chunks to keep all its fiber
- thick coconut milk
- some agave syrup as a sweetener
Plus ice to make sure it comes out super frozen.
We need to blend all the ingredients on a high-speed blender. We love this Professional Blender which has a very accessible price and is super effective in crushing everything and has a large volume capacity. We also use it to make our Almond Milk.
Boozy Piña Colada: you just need to add the rum 1 oz for a soft one and 2 oz for a strong one.
Protein Post Workout Drink: if you want to make it an even more healthy pineapple smoothie, switch for light coconut milk and add a scoop of a plant-based protein powder. You can use either plain flavored or vanilla-flavored or even hemp seeds.
If you want to know more about the history of piña colada, visit this article.
Benefits of eating pineapple
This delicious one-of-a-kind fruit is a delicious and healthy addition to any diet. Well, I doubt you are not really into Pineapple, but I am sure you will want to have more after learning about its benefits.
This tropical marvel of fresh Pineapple is that it contains immune-boosting vitamin C. It is also an excellent hydration powerhouse and provides natural sugars, thus providing a great energy source.
Pineapple is an excellent source of magnesium and potassium, both nutrients beneficial to sexual health. In addition, it helps to sustain stamina and aids weight loss.
Benefits of Pineapple for Women
Pineapple for women is particularly advantageous because it is high in Vitamin C. This magnificent antioxidant plays a significant role in supporting healthy bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Additionally, Pineapple provides copper and several Complex B vitamins that are important to consume during pregnancy.
If you don’t have fresh Pineapple where you live, try adding frozen Pineapple to this delicious smoothie.
Benefits of Pineapple for Men
Pineapple is known as the “libido lifter” and has even been used to help with impotence. In addition, pineapples contain manganese, which supplements are often prescribed for improving sexual strength, especially among men as it elevates testosterone levels.
As the high levels of Vitamin C and thiamine, these tropical fruit contents promote hormones responsible for happiness and act as an energy booster. These two factors come to hand to hand when things get hot around. 😉 – both of which come in handy in the bedroom.
Pineapple is great for men’s sexual health but historically has also been noted as an aphrodisiac for both women and men.
Benefits of coconut
Coconut is a great energy source, noted for boosting endurance. It’s great for aiding digestion, and like carrots, it is loaded with carotene. It is also a great source of Vitamin E, Selenium, and fiber. For these reasons, it is excellent for combating high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart problems.
Coconut is also especially good for men’s health.
As pineapples, coconut is a good source of manganese, which, as explained before, plays an essential role in men’s sexual health. A lack of manganese in a man’s diet will diminish his reproductive system.
So, Yes to Pina Coladas! We think they will make everyone happy!
More Smoothie Recipes?
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Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- 1-2 oz white rum to make it a Piña Colada
- 1 scoop Plant-Based Organic Protein Powder plain or vanilla flavored to make it a protein smoothie
- Cut the pineapple into chunks.3 cups pineapple
- Blend. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender.3 cups pineapple, ½ cup coconut milk, 1 teaspoon agave syrup, 1 ½ cup ice, 1 scoop Plant-Based Organic Protein Powder
- Taste and adjust flavors if needed. Add more coconut milk for creaminess or pineapple to thicken or agave syrup (optional) for additional sweetness.1-2 oz white rum
- Serve and enjoy frozen.
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